Kaizer Chiefs beat Golden Arrows 2-0 in a Premier Soccer League clash at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday night. The goals were scored by Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Kaizer Motaung Jnr.In the early stages Arrows did not look like a team who had contested a cup final a few days earlier, and midway through the first half they began to wane.
On 39 minutes Motaung Jnr. sent a perfectly floated cross towards Letsholonyane, who rose to meet the ball and headed it away from Da Rocha, putting the home team 1-0 in front.
With half-time approaching Arrows produced a moment of magic with quick, one-touch passing which almost came to pay dividends when Richard Henyekane back-heeled the ball into the path of Philani Shange, who forced Arthur Bartman to come up with a big save.
In the 42nd minute Letsholonyane and Motaung Jnr. swapped roles, as the former was able to collect a lob over the Arrows defence by Jimmy Tau and square the ball to the unmarked latter, who was able to gently knock the ball home to give Chiefs a 2-0 lead and also put his name into the history books as his goal was Chiefs' 600th in the PSL.
Arrows’ best chance of the match came with 25 minutes remaining. Ntlantla Zothwane was able to react quickly to pick up a miss-hit clearance by Chiefs keeper Bartman. Zothwane collected the ball and let fly at goal from 22-yards out; his sweetly hit shot went along the ground and beat Bartman but could only hit the bottom of the right hand post.
Perhaps the biggest highlight of the second half was the failure of a few floodlights, which got the fans cheering – it was in the final minute of normal time and did not make much of a difference to the players. Both teams continued on to complete the game.